Zephyr Teachout, described by the Daily Show's Jon Stewart as the "utter unknown" who "nearly overturned the primary" in the race for New York's governorship, will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.
The League of Women Voters of Cazenovia has announced that it will host a Candidate Night at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.
Four other town positions will be uncontested
The town of Fenner will have a large slate of candidates listed on the Nov. 3 ballot, with six candidates from four different political parties running for two seats on the town board, as well as uncontested elections for the positions of supervisor, clerk, highway superintendent and tax collector.
This year’s Nelson town board race will be a contested election for two seats between three candidates: two incumbents – one Democrat, one Republican – and a Democrat newcomer. In addition, there will be uncontested elections for town supervisor, town clerk and town highway superintendent.
Republicans, Democrats and Conservatives went to the polls last week to elect their respective candidates to run in November for the currently-vacant position of Madison County Court judge.
The nominations have been made, the candidates are set and the town of Cazenovia will have a contested election for town board seats this November. Up for election this year is the town supervisor’s position — which is an uncontested race — and two seats on the town board, for which three candidates are running: two Democrats and one Republican.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: A week ago I became a Democrat. Oct. 8 is the deadline to switch your party affiliation and thus play a meaningful role in selecting the one whom our magnificent Empire State will anoint on Nov. 8 in the general presidential election. At the risk of appearing irreverent of our nation's venerable electoral mechanisms, I'll here suggest that if the Democrats can be expected to carry New York state, and especially if the GOP continues its disintegration before our eyes, then only New Yorkers who become Democrats before Oct. 8 will contribute meaningfully to the election.
A caucus of the Nelson Democratic Party for the purpose of nominating candidates for the Nov. 3 general election will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Nelson town office.
A caucus of the Democratic Party for the purpose of nominating candidates for the Nov. 3 elections will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.
Canastota attorney Marian J. Cerio has announced her candidacy for Madison County Court Judge. She is running in the Sept. 10 Democrat party primary, and has already received the endorsement of the Green and Working Families Parties for the November election.
The retirement of Madison County Court Judge Biagio DiStefano this past April left a vacancy on the county bench that four candidates currently hope to fill. Their first electoral test will come Thursday, Sept. 10, when the Democrat, Republican and Conservative parties all will hold primary elections.
Nobody in town except Cazenovia police officers and partygoers knew it, but last week Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R-Ohio) was in Cazenovia attending a fundraising event for fellow Republican Congressman John Katko (R-NY).
Nelson town board to consider changing two elected positions to appointed, make supervisor four-year term
The Nelson Town Board is considering making a change in the way three of its elected town positions are administered. The board is preparing to discuss at its next monthly meeting proposals to make both the town highway superintendent and town clerk positions appointed rather than elected, as well as to change the term of office for the town supervisor from two years to four years.
The Cazenovia Town Board spent more than one hour last week hearing arguments for and against a proposal to create a new water district in and around the Seven Pines neighborhood.
The Cazenovia village election occurred on Tuesday, June 16, and with none of the three candidates having any opponents, the incumbent mayor and two trustees were all reelected to their respective positions.